Common BMW Maintenance and Repairs
BMWs tend to vary from car to car when it comes to repair needs. There are some vehicles that will need the oil pan gasket replaced at 60,000 miles, while the next car doesn’t need it until 120,000 miles.
Many people expect BMW repairs to be expensive. Some people even joke that BMW stands for “Bring Money With.” It’s true that BMWs can be more expensive to repair than some other manufacturers. That said, regular service and maintenance of your BMW will greatly reduce the number of times you see us and keep expenses to a minimum. Even with normal maintenance, there are a few unpreventable services that many BMWs will need.
As they age, BMWs become prone to electrical issues. Whether the issues are the lights, a control module, or another oxygen sensor (they have at least four) will depend on the car.
In the early ‘90s BMW introduced their version of variable valve timing that they called VANOS. Although VANOS provided a bump in power and efficiency it was prone to failure in BMWs with this early system. Modern BMWs still use a variant of that original VANOS system, but most of the bugs have been worked out.
Throughout the years BMW has had stumbles with head gaskets, valve guide seals, and oil pan gaskets. If and where a leak develops will depend on the vehicle, but chances are if you own it long enough there will be at least one leak that needs attention.
BMWs are prone to issues with the crankcase ventilation system, but regular maintenance goes a long way in preventing these.
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